GPSC Webinar Series: Bringing Nature to Cities. Urban Nature-Based Solutions and Climate Change Mitigation
Nov 17, 2021
The World Bank’s webinar series “Bringing Nature to Cities: Integrated Urban Solutions to Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change” promotes integrated urban solutions for cities to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change. Co-hosted by the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC) and the Global Program on Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Resilience, the series of thematic events provides an online knowledge exchange platform connecting policymakers, practitioners, and experts to further mainstream biodiversity considerations into cities and development projects.
This session on Nature-Based Solutions and Climate Change focused on the mitigation potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) in urban areas to address the challenges of climate change. The session covered the potential carbon storage and energy reduction benefits of NBS, showing both the latest research and examples from the field. It highlighted the potential of using natural construction materials, such as building with wood, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide multiple co-benefits in urban areas, including reduced cooling needs. Important intersections with forest management and post-disaster reconstruction around urban centers will also be discussed.